Renewable energy

23.11.2015

Renewables poised to deliver climate solution

Renewables poised to deliver climate solution

IRENA report presents actions to limit global temperature rise to below 2°C by accelerating transition to renewable energy. Emission reductions from renewables, coupled with energy efficiency improvements, must be at the heart of any effort to limit global temperature rise to two degrees Celsius, according to a report released today… »

28.08.2015

Renewables as baseload power? Yes.

Renewables as baseload power? Yes.

As pointed out in this article, some environmentalists and clean energy advocates remain skeptical that a nuclear-free, carbon-free energy system is attainable; and we’ve had a few strong and interesting responses to my recent post The archaic nature of baseload power–or why electricity will become like long-distance.  In… »

01.07.2015

China hailed as leader for new climate plan

China hailed as leader for new climate plan

By Kitty Stapp for IPS Environmental groups are praising China following the formal submission of Beijing’s highly-anticipated climate change strategy to the United Nations Tuesday. The plan includes a commitment to peak emissions around the year 2030, reduce carbon intensity 60 to… »

03.05.2015

Batteries just became interesting!

Batteries just became interesting!

Tesla Motors have just announced the launch of a product that will revolutionise the supply of energy to the whole world. In a few short years the world can be free of its reliance on fossil fuels and nuclear energy. Oil wars will be a thing of the past!… »

27.03.2015

Costa Rica has been running with only renewable energy for nearly 3 months

Costa Rica has been running with only renewable energy for nearly 3 months

Costa Rica has reached an extraordinary milestone in the history of green energy, with the country operating solely on renewable energy for nearly 3 months. The strong rains in the region have allowed the country to completely give up fossil fuels and feed itself almost entirely with electricity generated by… »

26.03.2015

Germany’s commitment to renewables helped drive down costs

Germany’s commitment to renewables helped drive down costs

The global energy elite gather today in Berlin to discuss progress and chart new direction in the ongoing global transition to renewable energy. The two-day Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue – towards a global Energiewende brings together energy policy experts and representatives of politics, industry and civil society to… »

17.01.2015

Renewable power costs plummet: many sources now cheaper than fossil fuels

Renewable power costs plummet: many sources now cheaper than fossil fuels

Renewable energy now cost advantageous, especially when accounting for the cost of pollution and ill health. The cost of generating power from renewable energy sources has reached parity or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels for many technologies in many parts of the world, the International Renewable Energy Agency… »

12.01.2015

US can more than triple share of renewable energy by 2030, new IRENA report says

US can more than triple share of renewable energy by 2030, new IRENA report says

The United States can increase the use of renewable energy in its energy mix from 7.5 per cent in 2010 to 27 per cent by 2030, according to a new report released today. Renewable Energy Prospects: United States of America, prepared by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), also says… »

02.01.2015

How solar power could slay the fossil fuel (and nuclear) empire By 2030

How solar power could slay the fossil fuel (and nuclear) empire By 2030

By Nafeez Ahmed In just 15 years, the world as we know it will have transformed forever. The ​age of oil, gas, coal and nuclear will be over. A new age of clean power and smarter cars will fundamentally, totally, and permanently disrupt the existing fossil fuel-dependent industrial… »

24.10.2014

“Renewable Energy Can Enhance Japanese Energy Security”

“Renewable Energy Can Enhance Japanese Energy Security”

Renewables can lower fuel imports, improve trade balance and address environmental imperatives, new report shows Tokyo, Japan, 24 October: Speaking in Tokyo on Friday, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Director-General Adnan Z. Amin highlighted the benefits of renewable energy, citing reduced fuel import cost, economic growth and job creation… »

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